What is a shoulder instability and what causes it?
A shoulder dislocation can be a traumatic and painful injury. It occurs when the ball of the upper arm (humerus) is forced fully out of its normal position within the shoulder socket (glenoid labrum.) This can happen partially, call a subluxation, or completely, called a dislocation, and often requires a reduction (when the bone is located back into the correct position.) Once a shoulder has been dislocated, the ligaments and Lining of the joint become stretched, resulting in a high risk of recurrent dislocations and shoulder instability.
Dr. Nikhil Verma, orthopedic shoulder surgeon specializes in shoulder instability and can help patients in Westchester, Oakbrook, Hinsdale and surrounding Chicago communities who are suffering from recurrent dislocations, or shoulder instability.